Heart & Sole

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Project Description

Heart & Sole Fall 2019 Registration Opens July 8, 2019


For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at (605) 336-3660 or asinning@embe.org.

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Heart and Sole is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 6th to 8th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K run. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The “Girl Wheel” is the central concept of the program and focuses on the whole girl.  In each lesson, girls participate in activities related to the Girl Wheel components – body, brain, heart, spirit and social. The wheel helps demonstrate the parts of themselves that impact their lives, their families, their schools and their neighborhoods. Girls learn to use the girl wheel to identify changes they would like to make within themselves and ways they can contribute to change around them.

Another element of Heart & Sole is the concept of small acts of kindness. It’s a way to help girls develop their empathy by noticing opportunities to be kind, appreciating these acts in their lives and engaging in these acts with those in their home, school and neighborhood.

Girls on the Run is currently comprised of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada. We want girls to have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole wherever they live.

The following schools are participating in the Heart & Sole Fall 2019 Season

SF – Edison Middle School
SF – Memorial Middle School
SF – Patrick Henry Middle School
Spearfish Middle School
Tea Intermediate School

If you are interested in bringing Heart & Sole to your school or community, please contact the Council Director, Stacy Stahl, sstahl@embe.org.

Become a Heart & Sole Coach!

Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole strive to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams. You can help make this possible by becoming a Heart & Sole Coach and making an investment in the life of a girl! Each season, Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole has a dynamic group of coaches that volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls so that they are prepared to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults. Coaches need to be committed to a healthy lifestyle, be individuals that are a positive influence, and are committed to developing and celebrating our Heart & Sole girls. You do not need to be runner!

The Fall 2019 Heart & Sole season will start at the beginning of September and end until  mid-November. Our teams consist of 8 to 20 girls who meet twice a week. Each practice is 75 minutes and led by two fully-trained coaches. Most teams meet after school around 3:30 or 4:00 pm.  As a fully trained coach, you must be at least 18 years old, be available for ONE practice weekly and have completed National GOTR/H&S Coach Certification training. We will be offer training seasons throughout August.

Apply today to coach for our 2019 Fall program! We have locations in Sioux Falls and across South Dakota. Two coaches work together each session and 4-6 coaches per school allows schedule flexibility. It is our volunteers that bring this program to life!

Click here to Apply!

Coach Requirements:

  • 18 or older
  • Live a health lifestyle – You don’t have to be a runner!
  • Available for at least one practice a week
  • Willing to complete National GOTR/H&S Coach Training
  • Committed to mentor a girls in building confidence

To receive more information contact Allison Sinning, Program Coordinator at (605)681-8328 ext. 227 or e-mail asinning@embe.org

Warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. Amidst the conversation, laughter, hugs and energy awards, you will witness transformational changes in the girls! Don’t be surprised if you realize that you are positively changing as well! Ready to make a difference and encourage girls to realize their full potential? The first step is signing up!

Get In Touch

300 West 11th Street

Phone: (605) 336-3660

Fax: (605) 336-2238


Childcare Center
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Fitness Center
Mon-Fri  5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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